The Russian government’s failure to put in place proven strategies to reduce HIV has led to skyrocketing infection rates, experts say. Rates have grown by about 10% each year over the past 5 years, and in 2015 the country had the world’s third highest number of new…

When Portugal faced one of the world’s worst drug epidemics in the 1990s, its government responded by treating drug use and possession as a medical issue, not a crime.   While the 2001 law that decriminalized drug use still sends dealers to prison, anyone caught with less…